The Andrews Labor Government will kick off major road rebuilding and widening works next week on three of south western Victoria’s most notoriously damaged and narrow roads.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 10 kilometres of Warrnambool-Caramut Road (between Bromfield Road and the Hamilton Highway), five kilometres of Coleraine-Edenhope Road (between Harrow-Balmoral Road and Harrow) and just under a kilometre of Casterton-Apsley Road (at Nangeela) will be reconstructed, resurfaced and widened to make them safer and smoother for drivers.
Currently, there are sections of all three roads where drivers are unable to pass each other while still keeping their tyres on a sealed surface.
These vital works will ensure these sections of road have a full lane in each direction, as well as sealed shoulders to boost safety for the communities and industries that rely on them every day.
Further safety improvements will include new barriers, signs, better line marking and drainage upgrades.
While works are underway, lane closures will be in effect and the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h. Drivers are advised to expect minor delays.
The Labor Government has invested $40 million to improve narrow roads in south west Victoria, with upgrades already complete on Foxhow Road, Skipton Road, Myamyn-Macarthur Road, Ayresford Road, Timboon-Nullawarre Road, Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road and Inverleigh-Shelford Road.
Victoria’s new, dedicated country roads body, Regional Roads Victoria, has opened its doors in Ballarat and is getting on with biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen.
RRV will oversee the Labor Government’s record $941 million investment regional roads.
To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We know how important these roads are to the people who rely on them every day – that’s why we’re widening and improving the surface to boost safety for the community.”
“These improvements will provide a much smoother and safer drive and help preserve these roads for years to come.”